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Big Creek Hydroelectric System, Powerhouse 8, Operator Cottage, Big Creek, Big Creek, Fresno County, CA

Big Creek Hydroelectric System, Powerhouse 8, Operator Cottage, Big Creek, Big Creek, Fresno County, CA

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Summary

Significance: Building 105, Powerhouse 8, is one of the few surviving examples of operator housing from the Big Creek System period of significance (1911-1929). Its significance derives from its contribution to an understanding of the historic character of the physical and social environment of the Powerhouse 8 compound. The Big Creek System is significant as a classic example of hydroelectric engineering and technology, for its association with John S. Eastwood, Henry E. Huntington, and George C. Ward, and its contribution to development of the Los Angeles metropolitan Area.
Survey number: HAER CA-167-A
Building/structure dates: 1921 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1957 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Southern California Edison Company
Eastwood, John S
Huntington, Henry E
Ward, George C
Pacific Light and Power Corporation
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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